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Old 12-06-2011, 12:27   #1
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Default Official: Cristian Zapata Thread

Kinda premature, but who cares, he has been one my dream Milan signings for a long time......


Full name: Cristián Eduardo Zapata Valencia
Date of birth: September 30, 1986 (age 24)
Place of birth: Padilla, Colombia
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position: Centre Back


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MILAN - The Milan desperately seeking a central defender who can catch his breath every now and then to the holders In this and Thiago Silva, and it seems that the player has identified suitable Zapata. The major problems which have suffered from the Rossoneri last season were in defense, especially when In this was forced to the infirmary. Only a very compact set of tactics Allegri has avoided disasters allowing Rossoneri triumph in the league too, But the security that the Milan showed with In this in command of the defense had other than when in the field down the various Yepes the Sokratis. For this Galliani and Allegri decided one reinforcement at the department also set back to avoid the heartache of last season.

The number one goal to serve as the deputy of the two central holding is therefore of Zapata’Udinese that could soon become only for AC Milan 10 € million or so. Indeed Zapata is out of contract in 2012 that can get rid immediately lower figures than its actual value, club through Turati therefore decided to lunge imminent, the boy would be very willing to transfer to AC Milan even though Well will seek to monetize than with his usual. However, in this case, the owner of the club can really just Friulano. In short, the Milan is ready for the first purchase of this in a nutshell transfers, after arriving on a free transfer of Mexes and Taiwo.
BRING HIM HOME B&G!!!

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:36   #2
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:50   #3
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:55   #4
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not saying he's bad but if i'm not wrong didn't he stop develope as a player?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:57   #5
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not saying he's bad but if i'm not wrong didn't he stop develope as a player?
Being considered as Serie A's second best CB this season after Silva means he stopped developing?

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Old 12-06-2011, 13:01   #6
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Old 12-06-2011, 13:02   #7
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Being considered as Serie A's second best CB this season after Silva means he stopped developing?

havent seen him play so much but now i know
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Old 12-06-2011, 13:15   #8
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Nesta, Mexes, TS, Yepes and Zapata? Doesn't make sense.

Maybe for 12/13 season when Nesta and Yepes are gone.


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Old 12-06-2011, 13:16   #9
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Nesta, Mexes, TS, Yepes and Zapata? Doesn't make sense.

Maybe for 12/13 season when Nesta and Yepes are gone.
yeah sure

by that time he will probably plays for inter / juventus
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Old 12-06-2011, 13:19   #10
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Nesta, Mexes, TS, Yepes and Zapata? Doesn't make sense.

Maybe for 12/13 season when Nesta and Yepes are gone.
Zapata's contract ends next season, and you can bet that there will be a lot of competition to sign him then. I think the management is trying to avoid this by signing him early while at the same helping Udinese benefit. Plus Mexes is out injured till September/October and we have no idea how long he will take to get back to top form. And I think Yepes will be used more in a Favalli role given his age...
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Old 12-06-2011, 13:30   #11
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Zapata's contract ends next season, and you can bet that there will be a lot of competition to sign him then. I think the management is trying to avoid this by signing him early while at the same helping Udinese benefit. Plus Mexes is out injured till September/October and we have no idea how long he will take to get back to top form. And I think Yepes will be used more in a Favalli role given his age...
Favalli got a lot of playing time in his last year IIRC.

I don't know, we'll see what happens. But I doubt that we'll get him this summer, just doesn't feel like something Milan would do. We usually pack the offence with many quality players, not the defence.


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Old 12-06-2011, 13:34   #12
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Favalli got a lot of playing time in his last year IIRC.

I don't know, we'll see what happens. But I doubt that we'll get him this summer, just doesn't feel like something Milan would do. We usually pack the offence with many quality players, not the defence.
Well it has been pretty obvious for a while now that we arent exactly done with our defensive signings, and that we are especially looking for a CB. Maybe Mexe's injury has a part in it, but would you really complain if we get Zapata?

Zapata > Mexes imo...

And considering how injury prone our CBs are, having Zapata might not be such a bad idea after all. I would trust him more to lead the defense in the absence of TSilly and Nesta than Mexes for sure...

Also Zapata would allow us to use TSilly in the midfield if we are faced with another injury crisis...
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Old 12-06-2011, 13:43   #13
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Well it has been pretty obvious for a while now that we arent exactly done with our defensive signings
It has? I must have totally missed that.

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but would you really complain if we get Zapata?
Nope, definitely not. I just don't think it'll happen. But if you say we're looking for a CB then I don't know.

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And considering how injury prone our CBs are, having Zapata might not be such a bad idea after all. I would trust him more to lead the defense in the absence of TSilly and Nesta than Mexes for sure...
TS isn't injury prone, neither is Mexes I believe. And Yepes doesn't get enough playing time to be counted.

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Also Zapata would allow us to use TSilly in the midfield if we are faced with another injury crisis...
This argument is irrelevant, that injury crisis was a freak accident that happens maybe once every season.


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Old 12-06-2011, 15:00   #14
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Old 12-06-2011, 15:02   #15
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I like this player a lot. Have been watching him for quite a while now and this isn't the first time he has been linked with us actually. He is the Chilean version of Thiago Silva and is definitely better than mexes. But unless TSilly learns how to organize defenses (which comes from experience) I wouldnt want to see a Silva-Zapata combo. But if he is up for grabs for cheap then i dont know what G is waiting for (maybe eu spot?). He is miles ahead of Astori.
Inside Italy transfer. He can be non-eu as much as he wants.


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Old 12-06-2011, 15:09   #16
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Udinese are in CL this year. I can't see them giving up their best central defender.

If best case scenerio is that the two clubs have an unwritten/verbal agreement for us to have first crack at signing him before all other teams.

His speed and positioning are really good, its his strength that is cause for concern if anything. With Silva, Nesta, & Mexes here to learn from & at only 24 years old...he definatley will improve and has a chance to be an excellent CB.

Last point - If he has a good to above average CL campaign his price will jump by about 2.5 to 3 times what it is now.

I've watched this guy for a long time...management should GRAB HIM!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 15:09   #17
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Inside Italy transfer. He can be non-eu as much as he wants.
Oh thanks for correcting. I wasnt sure about the non eu rule.
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Old 12-06-2011, 15:37   #18
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Old 12-06-2011, 15:38   #19
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I like this player a lot. Have been watching him for quite a while now and this isn't the first time he has been linked with us actually. He is the Chilean version of Thiago Silva and is definitely better than mexes. But unless TSilly learns how to organize defenses (which comes from experience) I wouldnt want to see a Silva-Zapata combo. But if he is up for grabs for cheap then i dont know what G is waiting for (maybe eu spot?). He is miles ahead of Astori.
Colombian you mean...
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